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The Power of Eight: Finding Your Inner Circle

Emotional support is fundamental when it comes to overcoming challenges. Lynne McTaggart, author of THE POWER OF EIGHT, explains how coming together with a group of eight like-minded individuals can help you to heal and connect in your life. Finding your own inner circle could be precisely what you need in order to live a happy and healthy life. 

What follows are instructions on how to create a group of eight people who will meet regularly in person or virtually. It is not necessary to be physically present with the members of the group. A virtual connection, in my experience, works just as well. It’s also not strictly necessary to have exactly eight people, but eight is the optimum number. I would suggest that your group be no fewer than six and no more than twelve so that you have enough of a critical mass to feel like a group, but not so many that you get lost in it.

Assemble a group of eight like-minded friends who are open to the possibility of healing and intention. You can use a book group, church groups, or the members of your neighborhoods.

  1. Ask if any of the members of the group with a healing challenge of some sort (emotional or physical) would like to be the target of the healing intention. Allow the person nominated as the recipient to describe their problem in detail.
  2. Spend a few moments talking over and designing the intention statement that you will all hold together.
  3. Gather around in a circle. Either join hands or place the nominated subject in the middle of the circle, as every other member of the group places one hand on the subject, like the spokes of a wheel.
  4. Begin by having each member of the group close their eyes and concentrate on inhaling and exhaling. Each should clear their mind of any distractions, then hold the intention statement in their mind while imagining, with all ve senses, the intention recipient as healthy and well in every way. All members should then send out the intention through their hearts. e intention recipient should remain open to receive. (Follow the techniques of “Powering Up” beginning on page 240, and for full instructions, from e Intention Experiment).
  5. After ten minutes, gently end the healing intention and have everyone take a few moments to “come back” into the room. First ask the intention recipient to describe how they feel and if they have experienced any changes, positive or negative. All the other members may then take turns sharing experiences. Take note of any feelings of palpable oneness and also any improvement in the condition of both senders and receivers.
  6. With time, begin to select targets outside your group.
  7. Keep careful note of any monthly progress in your life: your health, your relationships, your career, your life’s purpose.

For more inspiration on how to construct your group of eight check out THE POWER OF EIGHT by Lynne McTaggart!

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Also from Tips on Life & Love: How Women Can Support Other Women

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Excerpted from The Power of Eight by Lynne McTaggart. Copyright © 2018 by Lynne McTaggart. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

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